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Recipe Exploration: Strumpet’s Super Simple Pasta Salad

March 12, 2012 1 comment

 

Name: Strumpet’s Super Simple Pasta Salad
By: Renee (based on Strumpet’s Recipe)

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 package pasta (bowtie was used)
  • 1 lb. spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 lemon (or lemon juice equivalent)
  • 1 package baby mixed greens – whichever kind you like best
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (can use flavored if you like)
  • ½ cup to a cup parmesan (shaved or grated)
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Boil the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. While waiting for the pasta water to boil, brown the sausage.  Add in the mushrooms and peppers and saute until mushrooms are tender.
  3. Toss sausage mixture in with the salad.
  4. Squeeze the juice of the lemon out of the lemon
  5. Chop (mince) garlic and mix with the lemon juice and oil.
  6. Drain pasta and toss in salad.  Add lemon dressing and toss again.
  7. Add parmesan toss a final time.  Sprinkle with feta.

Notes:

  • If all of it isn’t gone that night, this will serve as a cold salad the next day.
  • It’s good with fresh cracked black pepper.
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Episode 042 – Non-Resolution Making

January 2, 2012 Leave a comment

The @Valentine Podcast Show Notes

[audio http://atvalentine.podbean.com/mf/web/bw7pik/Episode042.mp3|titles=Episode 42 – Non-Resolution Making]

Intro

Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the @Valentine Podcast with your non-resolution making couple, J and Renee Valentine.Intro Music –

Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/homeToday is Monday, January 2, 2012 and this is Episode 42!

Weekend Wrap-up

  • Happy New Year (I’m old)
  • Star Wars Weekend
  • Started to snow 😦

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • Need more memory
  • Path
  • Set up Roku for Mr. Crocker

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 107 – The Color Of Freedom; 184 – GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Movie for Next Week: 75 – Hot Tub Time Machine; 125 – Midnight Cowboy
  • Panic Room
  • Introduced Danielle and D to The Walking Dead
  • SW:TOR
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Portal 2

Food – Music (Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto by London Philharmonic Orchestra & Alfred Scholz)

  • Try This: Mamee Noodles brought to you by Paul Fox
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee
  • Airpopped Popcorn: Round 2
  • Bacon and Feta Stuffed Chicken with Bacon and Onion Mashed Potatoes
  • Famous Dave’s
  • New Year’s Dinner

Odds and Ends

  • Welcome Home Strumpet!
  • Florida Bound This Weekend
  • Well Wishes to Brian Dunaway

Feedback

  • We now know where Jeff lives.

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at atvalentineblog@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at atvalentine.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is atvalentineblog.  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow

Outro Music:  
I Gave You My Love by Pretty Lights

Bacon and Feta Stuffed Chicken with Bacon and Onion Potatoes

January 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Name: Bacon and Feta Stuffed Chicken and Bacon and Onion Mashed Potatoes
By: Renee from All Recipes

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 35 min

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound bacon slices
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 tablespoon dried oregano or italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed or 2 packages of instant mashed potatoes.
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream


Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispyt. Reserve the bacon grease in the skillet, and cool the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Once cool, crumble the bacon into 2 inch pieces and mix together with the feta cheese, 3 tablespoons of sour cream, oregano, and black pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Lay a chicken breast flat onto your work surface. Use the tip of a sharp boning or paring knife to cut a 2-inch pocket in the chicken breast. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts. Spoon the bacon mixture into the pockets. Pour the flour, egg, and bread crumbs into separate, shallow dishes. Gently press the chicken breasts into the flour to coat. Dip each into the beaten egg, then press into bread crumbs.
  3. Reheat the bacon grease over medium heat. Brown the chicken breasts on both sides in the hot fat, about 2 minutes per side. Reserve the bacon grease in the pan. Place the breasts on a baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink and the filling is hot, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  4. Meanwhile, If using whole potatoes, place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  5. While the potatoes are boiling, cook the onion in the remaining bacon grease over medium heat until very tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Once the potatoes are done, mash together with the onion, butter, and remaining 3 tablespoons of sour cream. Serve the chicken breasts accompanied by the mashed potatoes.

Notes:

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